Top 50 institutions in chemistry

Japan’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2015. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2014.

2015 Institution WFC 2014 WFC 2015
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 145.64 164.44
2 Kyoto University, Japan 153.26 154.87
3 Osaka University, Japan 107.13 102.44
4 Tohoku University, Japan 82.81 74.64
5 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 63.72 72.89
6 Nagoya University, Japan 58.64 65.91
7 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 49.12 59.54
8 National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), Japan 42.49 47.91
9 Kyushu University, Japan 44.68 47.15
10 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 30.05 33.37
11 Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan 38.28 32.88
12 Keio University, Japan 17.18 20.68
13 University of Tsukuba, Japan 24.1 20.49
14 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 12.8 16.91
15 Okayama University, Japan 13.08 16.82
16 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 14.42 16.8
17 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 7.34 16.34
18 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 15.05 13.66
19 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 11.85 13.09
20 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 15.86 12.1
21 Waseda University, Japan 9.31 11.41
22 Kobe University, Japan 8.43 11.01
23 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 7.99 10.26
24 Chiba University, Japan 17.74 9.96
25 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 13.53 9.75
26 Toyota Group, Japan 9.79 8.69
27 Yamagata University, Japan 5.68 7.76
28 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 10.63 7.66
29 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 7.27 7.44
30 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 4.82 7.36
31 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 9.42 7.16
32 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 1.23 6.47
33 Chubu University, Japan 5.53 6.41
34 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 6.99 6.38
35 Nagasaki University, Japan 9.42 6.36
36 Niigata University, Japan 4.17 6.11
37 Kumamoto University, Japan 10.05 6.02
38 University of Toyama, Japan 6.74 5.89
39 Konan University, Japan 0.37 5.69
40 Saitama University, Japan 5.89 5.52
41 Doshisha University, Japan 3.65 5.41
42 University of Shizuoka, Japan 9.64 5.19
43 Kanagawa University, Japan 2.52 5.11
44 Shizuoka University, Japan 3.76 5.04
45 Gifu University, Japan 2.62 4.93
46 Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, Japan 4.77
47 The University of Tokushima, Japan 3.71 4.65
48 Chuo University, Japan 5.62 4.62
49 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 5.73 4.58
50 Yamaguchi University, Japan 2.04 4.57

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.